COMSAT Introduces C-Linksm Dial-In Service

Washington, D.C.-based COMSAT Mobile Communications recently announced the introduction of its new C-Linksm Dial-In Service which provides an easy way for people aboard ship to be linked with contacts on shore.

By using local telephone access to Sprint's X.25 packet data network the service requires no special shoreside equipment. "Until now, C-Link users were limited to sending messages to people who had access to a telex machine, " said John R. O'Brien, COMSAT Maritime Services' vice president of marketing and program management.

"Messages sent to them also had to originate from telex, and that made it difficult for shore-based users, particularly family, to keep in touch with those at sea. With the C-Link Dial-In Service, the only equipment needed is a computer terminal with terminal emulation software, a modem and an analog telephone line." COMSAT began providing its CLink service, which is a two-way, store and forward messaging service that uses compact and inexpensive Inmarsat-C satellite terminals for text and data messaging, in November 1991.

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